Yay, Ask A Married Dude! I do enjoy the advice columns. Thanks Edith, A Married Dude and letter writers for sharing this.
LW 2- I imagine parenting is tough, I can't imagine parenting with someone who isn't supportive of you developing your parenting style/skills/plan. I don't have kids yet so my take holds little weight. Best wishes for you, your niece & brother, and your boyfriend's baby & baby mama.
Thank you for sharing!
Hairpin, how did you know I spent the weekend looking up trips I would live to take? This piece was a lovely affirmation of the joy of solo travel. I've been stuck in a rut for too long, second guessing the feasibility of some dream trips. Here's to being a confident solo adventuress in 2013!
@Megano! If you're questing for dirty jokes in old Spanish works, "El libro de buen amor" might just be your holy grail.
Mallory Ortberg, this slayed me! (but not my tea kettle) I really enjoy this series.
It is great that all involved made it through the incident safely. Safety first people! Remember the ten essentials when you're heading out into back country. I have to agree that Angel's Rest sounds like a better match.
Finally registered to say thanks for this piece. I've been rereading it and all the comments since it was posted. After five years of silence I finally shared my entire story with my counselor. It still feels like a huge disconnect to say the word "rape" out loud and know that I am identifying and labeling something that I experienced.